Gearing up for this years “Glass at the Garden” show at Red Butte Gardens. Nothing like a little Paint Party to wipe away the wear and tear on our displays. Also, as always, it is a great excuse to get together with our glass friends.
Be sure to come check out our annual “Glass in the Garden” Show and Sale at Red Butte Garden! We anticipate there will be a wide variety of beautiful glass art this year; and are looking forward to sharing our love of glass with everyone.
Red Butte Garden
300 Wakara Way, SLC UT 84108
Nov 3rd – Dec 17th
9am – 5pm Daily
Artists Reception: Nov 18th, 2017 2pm – 5pm
The Pioneer Theater Show was a great success!
Thanks to our member Dana for documenting it very nicely.
It is with great sorrow that I say good bye to a dear friend and fellow
artist. I remember Laurie as always being bright and cheerful, full of
ambition and creativity. It was in the early days of the local fused glass
movement when I meet Laurie through the local glass scene. She and I, along
with the other core Guild members, had taken a few classes together and were
meeting from time to time to discuss what we were working on and what new
information was available. We all were interested in promoting our work and
as equally important promoting fused glass and educating the local
community in general as to what this art form was about.
I remember Laurie saying ‘we should form a guild or an organization of
glass artists to promote what we were doing.’ I remember her saying that
very well because I thought to myself at the time ‘what a silly idea that
was.’ It didn’t take long for me to realize how wrong I was and that
indeed it was a great idea and did exactly what Laurie had envisioned it
would. I consider Laurie to be the Mother of the Glass Art Guild of Utah
for having the vision to create it, the ambition to organize it and the
determination to keep it going through those early difficult years to make
it into the great organization it is today. She will be greatly missed.
Be sure to come check the amazing talent at this years Glass at the Garden show!
RED BUTTE GARDEN – 14th Annual Glass in the Garden
Show Dates: Nov 4th – Dec 8th, 2016
Artists Reception: Saturday, Nov 12th from 2-6 pm
Address: 300 Wakara Way Salt Lake City, UT 84108
Admission to the Glass Art Show is free; however Garden Admission is not included.
We’ve just published a press release that is very important to the continuation of colored art glass in the United States. We would like to encourage you to read and write to your government officials as this is a matter of great importance for Glass Artists across the nation.
Several guild members recently enjoyed a one day Raku glass workshop with Phill Teefy. Phill’s definition of “Raku”, as an art form, is “unexpected/unknown result”. We combined metal inclusions with various chemicals to produce different colors. We then fused our inclusions between different layers of glass. We had a sand casting demonstration where molten glass was poured into a sand mold, an inclusion was added, then the inclusion was covered with with more molten glass.
Guild Artist Ruth Ann Garner’s Pigeontoed Platter will be on display at the upcoming Black and White Exhibit at the Eccles Community Art Center in Ogden. Original black and white themed artwork in all media, including paintings, prints, monoprints, drawings, graphics, photographs, pottery, sculptures, textiles, and of course Glass will be on display. The ECAC is a non-profit organization dedicated to a continued effort to stimulate interest, foster awareness and provide education in all visual and performing arts.
Artist Reception: Friday, February 5, 2016 from 5:00 to 8:00 p.m.
Show Dates: The exhibit will be on display February 4 through March 19, 2016.
Location: 2580 Jefferson Avenue, Ogden UT